School Shooters

Author: Peter Langman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781442233560
Format: PDF
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Examines forty-eight national and international cases of school shootings to dispel the myths, explore the motives, and expose the many factors that drive people to rampage attacks.

School Shooters

Author: Peter Langman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233575
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School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. But they also lead to generalizations about perpetrators. Here, Peter Langman takes a look at 48 cases of school shootings in order to dispel the myths, explore the motives, and expose the realities of prevention, including identifying at-risk individuals before it’s too late.

Mass Shootings in America Understanding the Debates Causes and Responses

Author: Jaclyn Schildkraut
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440856257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This work examines mass shootings in the United States, focusing on events from 1966 to 2016. In addition to providing essential information about each shooting, it surveys underlying causes of such events and potential reforms to prevent future ones. • Helps readers to understand a controversial topic with overview essays written by subject experts on mass shootings and their underlying causes • Breaks up the tragedy of mass shootings with individual entries on more than 300 that have taken place in the United States since 1966 • Provides perspective on various subjects of debate through contributions from experts and issue advocates • Documents America's response to mass shootings, from the official investigative reports on the Columbine High School shooting to former President Barack Obama's response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, through careful selection of primary sources

The Will To Kill

Author: James Alan Fox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506365949
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now with SAGE Publishing, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder explores extraordinary and seemingly inexplicable cases of homicide—not to sensationalize them—but to educate you about these crimes. Authored by renowned experts, the Fifth Edition places recent crimes in context by reviewing current homicide laws, introducing the latest theories that seek to explain murder, and presenting up-to-date statistical data that identify homicide patterns and trends. You will develop a foundational understanding of a variety of topics, for example, domestic and workplace homicide, cult and hate killings, murders committed by juveniles, and serial slayings. You will also examine various criminal justice responses to homicide, including the strategies and tactics employed to apprehend, prosecute, and punish killers. New to the Fifth Edition Up-to-date research and data offers you the latest statistics on homicide patterns and trends in recent years. New illustrative cases cover various forms of homicide, focusing on crimes that drew significant interest from the public and policymakers alike and provide you with unique insights into violent behavior. Updated coverage of recent controversies, legislative changes, and Supreme Court decisions includes heightened concern over mass shootings, hate-motivated homicide and terrorism; new laws, shifting policies, and Supreme Court rulings pertaining to gun rights, juvenile offenders and the death penalty; and advances in surveillance technology, computer-aided investigation, and DNA forensic testing. Early introduction of theories helps you to understand the definition of homicide/homicide laws before developing a theoretical framework to explain violence.

Moral Combat

Author: Patrick M. Markey
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952996
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In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto, roaming violent virtual worlds—with virtual guns in their hands. In what sometimes seems like an increasingly violent world, it’s only natural to worry about the effects of all this pixelated gore. But is that concern misplaced? Authors and psychologists Patrick M. Markey and Christopher J. Ferguson say it is. The media and politicians have been sounding the alarm for years, and with every fresh tragedy involving a young perpetrator comes another flurry of articles about the dangers of violent media. The problem is this: Their fear isn’t supported by the evidence. In fact, unlike the video game–trained murder machines depicted in the press, school shooters are actually less likely to be interested in violent games than their peers. In reality, most well-adjusted children and teenagers play violent video games, all without ever exhibiting violent behavior in real life. What’s more, spikes in sales of violent games actually correspond to decreased rates of violent crime. If that surprises you, you’re not alone—the national dialogue on games and violence has been hopelessly biased. But that’s beginning to change. Scholars are finding that not only are violent games not one of society’s great evils, they may even be a force for good. In Moral Combat, Markey and Ferguson explore how video games—even the bloodiest—can have a positive impact on everything from social skills to stress, and may even make us more morally sensitive. Tracing the rise of violent games from arcades to online deathmatches, they have spent years on the front lines of the video game debate and now offer a comprehensive overview of the scientific research on gaming. With humor, complete honesty, and extensive research, they separate the myth from the medium. Moral Combat is an irreverent and informative guide to the worries—and wonders—of our violent virtual world.

School Shootings

Author: Joseph A Lieberman
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535695
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When You Send Your Children To School In The Morning, Do You Worry That You May Never See Them Again? In this insightful look at the danger that threatens students and families today, investigative journalist and longtime educator Joseph A. Lieberman takes us inside the minds and hearts of everyone affected by school shootings--and the kids who commit the shocking crimes. Lieberman became intimately acquainted with this terrifying epidemic during an unforgettable, heartbreaking encounter with a traumatized survivor of a notorious school shooting. The issue became even more personal when his daughter's schoolgrounds were invaded by an angry fifteen-year-old dropout with two loaded stolen handguns and extra ammunition. After years of intensive research, Lieberman shares his findings, shedding dramatic new light on school shootings--from Columbine to Virginia Tech and more--and offers practical strategies for how we can respond to and even prevent them. School Shootings offers new understanding on: • How many of the shooters were depressed or suicidal, or had psychotic symptoms • Why it is almost always boys, rarely girls, who commit these killings • Why so many school shootings have taken place in our current cultural climate • How American incidents are similar to--and differ from--what's happening in other countries Whether you're an educator, a parent, a counselor, or in law enforcement, School Shootings is timely, compelling, and indispensable. "This book has been a real hit on campus. The students are drawn in immediately, and can hardly put the book down. It's a great book for a College Reading course, and for getting students interested in reading again! I've used it two semesters, and look forward to using the updated version this Fall." -- Vicki M. Pettus, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Language, Literature, and Philosophy, Kentucky State University "Heartbreaking and eye-opening." --Nancy Stap, radio host, Air America "Riveting!" --Madalyn Tower, Oregon School Counselors Association "This is the book that finally connects the dots and could help prevent the next school shooting." --Nancy Willard, author of Cyberbullying, Cyberthreats "Thoughtful and refreshingly frank, this book will no doubt save lives." --Jodee Blanco, author of Please Stop Laughing at Me With 16 pages of dramatic photos

The Bully Society

Author: Jessie Klein
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479860948
Format: PDF
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Argues that the rise in school violence is the consequence of a society that promotes and encourages aggressive and competitive behavior, and proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends and stress compassion over bullying.

Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040868839
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Issues in K 12 Education

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412980070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Issues in K-12 Education is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of K-12 Education. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Education curriculum titled Foundations of Education, Introduction to Teaching, Introduction to Education, and Issues in Education, among other similarly titled courses. The book progresses through a 3-part structure of topics generally covered in Foundations or Introduction to Education courses and texts: Issues in Justice, Equity, and Equality; Issues in Teaching and Learning; and Issues in School Environment. In total, we will have 19 articles.

School Violence and Primary Prevention

Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387756604
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This important new work covers clinical issues in treating victims of school violence and assessing children with the potential for violence. The editor also examines the effectiveness of prevention intervention programs and offers larger policy recommendations. The book looks at environmental factors such as cultural issues on behaviors from bullying to mass school shootings. And uniquely, the book delves into topics such as sexual boundaries and body image. In all, this book aims for a theoretical and applied picture of the current state of school violence and prevention.